Beginning in October, several small groups will begin studying Connected: My Life in the Church.
This bible study by Thom Rainer takes a look at the book of Ephesians and explores what it means to be connected to each other in the church. We are the family of God, and my prayer is that this study helps us cultivate an even greater sense of family and community. Read this excerpt from the introduction to learn more about the study.
Unfortunately, most Christians have developed a faulty view of what it means to be a church member. Many of us talk about our church in terms of what we get out of it. This consumer mentality focuses on the perks we gain from the church, which makes church membership sound more like club membership.
In reality, being part of the body of Christ means so much more.
The Book of Ephesians helps us see the true benefits that come from our connections to Christ and His Church. Within this study we’ll discover six ways that church members are connected: connected in Christ, connected in unity, connected in growth, connected through words, connected in service, and connected through prayer.
During this study you’ll discover that, through Christ, we are all truly connected in a way that lasts not just for a lifetime, but for all eternity.
Multiple groups will meet at different times (both at the church and in home groups) during the week to watch a short video (6-7 minutes), read scripture, and discuss questions together. Each session will last about 1-1½ hours.
Group locations, dates, times and sign up sheets will be made available during the month of September.
To get Connected contact Pastor Joel today! firstname.lastname@example.org